Cedars-Sinai Research Associate I in Los Angeles, California

Research Associate I Requisition # 29007

The Research Associate I will provide technical support related to the preparation and analysis of laboratory specimens and conduct laboratory research under the direction of the PI or research staff studying a "disease in a dish" model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The aim of this research is to use intestinal organoids to elucidate some of the mechanisms involved with this disease.

To achieve those goals our ongoing research projects involves induced pluripotent stem cell generation and maintenance, intestinal organoid generation and maintenance and their subsequent characterization . This position will require significant amounts of cell culture along with tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, western blot analysis and qtPCR.

The individual will be expected to function efficiently as an individual and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research scientists and associates and graduate students. Excellent written and oral communication and coordination of experiments and preparation of data for publication will be expected.

Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping laboratory notebooks, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments will be required. In addition, the position will order supplies and maintain inventory, prepare culture media, maintain general lab cleanliness and perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required.

Travel may be required.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:

Required Bachelor's degree, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences, preferred.


Preferred minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: 1-2 years: familiarity with microscopy is required.

Understanding of general research objectives. Working knowledge of database management, personal computers, and presentation and imaging software. Understanding of general research objectives. Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols. Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Powerpoint, Excel and Word.

Physical Demands: (e.g,, lifting, standing, walking)

Minimal lifting & walking.

  • Working Title: Research Associate I
  • Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0802196 - Regenerative Medicine Inst
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Research/Research Admin
  • Job Specialty: Research
  • Position Type: Regular-F/T
  • Shift Length: 8hr
  • Hours: 8am - 5pm
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Shift Type: Day
  • Weekends: As Needed

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